Kuwait Marriott Hotels Organize Blood Donation Drive In Collaboration With The Central Blood Bank
Community engagement event that is part of Marriott’s global “spirit to serve” initiative
Kuwait – 17 July, 2011: Kuwait Marriott Hotels, in collaboration with the Central Blood Bank, recently organized a blood donation drive which took place at the JW Marriott Kuwait, Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait hotel and Arraya Ballroom.
Specially equipped medical clinics were set up by the Central Blood Bank from 9:00 am through to 12.30pm, and everyone not only donated blood, but was also given the opportunity to undergo some basic health checks including BMI & Blood Pressure as well as donating blood. The event reflects the hotels’ ongoing commitment towards supporting every aspect of the local community, and part of its global “Spirit to Serve” initiative.
George Aoun, Cluster General Manager said: “Such initiatives are held to help save blood for emergency use. Our blood donation drive aims to spread awareness amongst the community on the importance of blood donation and how a drop of donated blood can be crucial in saving life.”
At Kuwait Marriott Hotels, we continuously encourage all healthy citizens and residents in Kuwait to donate to this vital cause, whenever they can. Setting up in- house clinics has made it easier for donors to donate blood, which was also evident by the excellent support received from the community during the campaign,”Eisa Ghadban, cluster director of loss prevention and JW Marriott Kuwait government relations added.
Marriott's "spirit to serve" initiative is captured in uplifting human interest stories across the world. It continues to become an important role in people’s lives, and help them overcome adversity, embody a passion for service and achieve personal excellence.